With the Xbox Action, you can interact with your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One using just your voice. Turn your console on and off, launch games and apps, play and pause videos, and more, all from any Google Assistant-enabled device or Google Home and Assistant apps on iOS and Android.
To get started, sign in to the Xbox console you want to control, enable the Xbox Action in the Google Home or Assistant mobile app, and sign in with the Microsoft account you're using on that console. The Xbox you're signed in to will be automatically linked (you can also enable it on your console under Settings > Devices & connections > Digital assistants).
• "Ok Google, turn on or off [console name]."
• "Ok Google, pause on [console name]."
• "Ok Google, resume on [console name]."
• "Ok Google, volume up on [console name]."
• "Ok Google, record that on [console name]."
The default device name for Xbox consoles is "Xbox". Additional consoles have unique default names like "Xbox 4B1D". You can change the device name for smart home commands to something else – "Basement Xbox" or "Den Xbox" for example. This becomes especially important if you want to use Google Assistant with more than one Xbox.
If you've recently used your Xbox and there aren't any other smart home devices paired, you can drop the device name altogether, like this:
• "Ok Google, pause."
• "Ok Google, play [game name]."
• "Ok Google, launch [app name]."
For troubleshooting, including discovering your console and working with multiple consoles or users, see our support content and forums: